[im-i-teyt] /ˈɪm ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), imitated, imitating.
to follow or endeavor to follow as a model or example:
to imitate an author’s style; to imitate an older brother.
to mimic; impersonate:
The students imitated the teacher behind her back.
to make a copy of; reproduce closely.
to have or assume the appearance of; simulate; resemble.
to try to follow the manner, style, character, etc, of or take as a model: many writers imitated the language of Shakespeare
to pretend to be or to impersonate, esp for humour; mimic
to make a copy or reproduction of; duplicate; counterfeit
to make or be like; resemble or simulate: her achievements in politics imitated her earlier successes in business
1530s, a back-formation from imitation or imitator, or else from Latin imitatus. Related: Imitated; imitating. An Old English word for this was æfterhyrigan.
[im-i-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪm ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a result or product of imitating. 2. the act of imitating. 3. a counterfeit; copy. 4. a literary composition that imitates the manner or subject of another author or work. 5. Biology. . 6. Psychology. the performance of an act whose stimulus is the observation of the act […]
noun, Jewelry. 1. a doublet formed entirely of glass. 2. an imitation gem made from a single piece of glass.
[im-i-tey-tiv] /ˈɪm ɪˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. ; copying; given to . 2. of, relating to, or characterized by . 3. Biology. . 4. made in of something; counterfeit. 5. . /ˈɪmɪtətɪv/ adjective 1. imitating or tending to imitate or copy 2. characterized by imitation 3. copying or reproducing the features of an original, esp in […]
noun 1. magic that attempts to control the universe through the mimicking of a desired event, as by stabbing an image of an enemy in an effort to destroy him or her or by performing a ritual dance imitative of the growth of food in an effort to secure an abundant supply; a branch of […]